Retiring La Conner cheer sponsor will be receiving applause Friday


October 25, 2023

Cheer sponsor Theresa James surrounded by the cheer squad.

Courtesy of La Conner Schools

BELOVED COACH RETIRES – The cheer squad posed before La Conner's first footbal game in September. Members are Eyowyn Sams-Gustafson, Savanna Edwards, Kialah Seymour, Kiarra Williams, Coach T, Aurora Cayou, Isabelle James, Ayona Cayou, Katie Cayou-Lockrem and Katarina Edwards Courtesy of La Conner Schools

There will be cheers and tears at La Conner High School's home football game Friday.

That's guaranteed regardless of the outcome.

The former will be led, as always, by the cheer squad. The tears, on the other hand, will reflect the bittersweet acknowledgement that La Conner cheer sponsor Theresa James is stepping down from that assignment – one of several hats she wears for the school district – after a remarkable 30-year run.

James is being honored for what district officials laud as her "astounding and unwavering commitment to our cheer program" during halftime ceremonies of the Oct. 27 non-...

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